Southern Girls ~ Anything Goes

Hey my lovely blog pals, I'm stopping in today with a DT post for the Southern Girls Challenge. We have a new challenge starting today and it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge hosted by the Team Lou lovelies. That's right, another 'Anything Goes' so there's no excuse not to play along! We are being sponsored by Rick St Dennis, and I've used a sweet stamp generously provided by our sponsor for my DT creation. A real cutie called Summer Wind. For those of you who enjoy the delicious darker images, Rick has plenty for you to enjoy. I'm not keen on the 'sleuky' images (my kiddos word for spooky/scary) so I chose a sweet image from his Zibbet store. Rick has two stores, an Etsy store and his Zibbet store, the Etsy store has more of the 'dark side' images. Fabulous, especially with Halloween now just around the corner, but sleuky!

I found some gorgeous brightly coloured paper, which I thought would be lovely with the florals in this sweet image. I cropped the image to fit a circle frame and coloured it with my Promarkers. The gorgeous heart circle frame is from the Sue Wilson range by Creative Expressions called Italian Decorative Frame.

The above photo was taken in the shade, so shows the colours of the image well, but the paper looks a little darker than it actually is. I took the following shot in full Sun out on the driveway. The image looks a little bleached out, but the rich colours of the paper came up well here. Did you spot the wee birdies I inked in the bottom left corner to just add a sneaky detail and bit of interest? 

A little collage follows of some of the features. The sentiment, diecut Sun, the birds and the posy of flowers. I added Wink of Stella to the flowers, but it hasn't shown up well in any pic I took, so you just have to imagine the gentle sparkle when it catches the light. 

I hope you'll come and play along with us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. We'd love to see what you come up with. My teamies have been hard at work on their gorgeous DT creations to inspire you, so do stop by the blog to check those out. 

I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, have an awesome week. I hope yours holds some fun crafty adventures too. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad: Use Foliage
Crafty Gals: #87 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: #262 ~ Make it Digital
Lemon Shortbread:  #23 ~ Anything Goes
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #163 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
Little Red Wagon: #357 ~ Let's Get Inky (Edges of papers inked and bird bottom left of paper)
As You Like It: Favourite Shaped Card-base. I LOVE shaped cards, but I do use square card bases more than any other. So I really have two favourites, the Go Kreate Frilly #10 and a plain square card base. Always so quick and easy and I think the plain 6x6 square base has such a nice balance and is a good size when creating a card.


Sammy said…
Ohhh, gorgeous card hun! I really love that heart circle die. x
Valerija said…
Wonderful card. Love the image and all the details.
Valerija xx
Karen said…
Sweet Wends, this is absolutely adorable. What a darling image and I love that you nestled her within my favorite circle frame! You have colored her so sweetly and I love your paper choice. The wee birdie stamps are such a lovely touch.. before reading your post, I thought they were part of the paper. :o) Gorgeous work as always, my dear friend. Thank you for filling my heart with sunshiny love!

Hugs and blessings,
Chris said…
A beautiful card Wends with a lovely summery feel to it, fantastic colouring of your sweet image, great L/O papers and colour choice.
Sleuky is a great word...very descriptive!
What a lovely image and beautifully coloured and mounted Wends - love those two birds and the die cut is wonderful
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful card Wends that image is absolutely gorgeous, love the wonderful papers and die cut frame, excellent make
lorraine x
Elaine Stark said…
A very pretty card. Lovely image and colours. Thanks for joinig Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine
Pat said…
Beautiful card Wends, I love the sweet image and the lovely bp.

Pat xx
Zw@@n said…
Stunning card, Wendy. Cute image and your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma
Gayatri said…
Lovely card. Love the gorgeous colouring. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx
M said…
Great card! :)Thanks for playing along with the Girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)
Lori Turner said…
Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing - and awesome layout! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It xoxoxo
Kat W said…
I feel slightly bad for the gorgeous girlie in your image because the first thing I thought when I clicked onto this blog post was 'I need that circle die!' Ooops, I shall take some time to appreciate your beautifully coloured image now...and I would totally pick this cheerful image over the 'sleuky' ones!
The pretty paper fits with the image brilliantly and I love how you cut it to have the design along the bottom edge and filled in with the little bird stamps.
It's just a fabulous cheerful card and I'm sure it will make someone's day when they receive it :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Linda Levoir said…
Such a sweet card, love the way you have frame the image and the little touches you have added finished her off perfectly! :) xx
Bettina L. said…
This is a fab design. Love the colours and details . Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

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